We're here to help children like Nell

For children with sight loss and their parents, early intervention from Guide Dogs is life changing.

Guide Dogs provides a wide range of services for children and young people, including mobility and life skills, large print books and grants for specialist technology. And we’re here for the whole family, providing support and advice on a range of issues, including education.

Nell smiles as she opens the door and walks with her cane into classroom

We can only provide our services for children and young people with your support. You can help by donating now and making a big difference to a child's life.

Two children siblings hug each other and smile

Children and young people with vision impairment are being denied access to their childhood. Our latest research reveals that large numbers are not being referred for the vital habilitation support they may require.

Nell and Guide Dogs habilitation worker Branwen smile in the school corridor

Our specialist team can offer independent and tailored advice to help your child receive the educational support they are entitled to. From supporting you when you are choosing the right nursery, school or college, to working with teachers and special education staff.

Pardeep holds his cane and arm of his sighted guide Sophia, they look over a lake

Our volunteers can transform the lives of people living with sight loss. Guide Dogs offer a brilliant range of volunteering opportunities. Even if you only have a little time to spare, we need your help. 

If you, a loved one or friend has sight loss, we can help during Covid-19, call our Covid-19 Sight Loss Information line 0800 781 1444

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Guide dog owner Paul Thomas and guide dog Yancy

By leaving a gift in your Will, you can help us provide guide dogs of the future and all our services.

Little girl Oashia smiles next to her black labdrador buddy dog Garston

Our buddy dogs bring a new friend into the lives of children with sight loss. 

Three people sitting in deckchairs on the beach with a guide dog lying beside them

Guide dog owners may need to prepare now for potential changes to EU travel from 2021.